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what is going on here in the situatn room on twitter and tweet me. thank you for watching. the news continues next on cnn. you are in the cnn newsroom, i'm in for don lemon. let's get you up to speed for the stories making news this hour. first, this storm and now the digout. some parts of the northeast got off light, and other parts got slammed with more than 3 feet of snow. the blizzard is over, but they have a few days of hard work ahead before life returns to normal. 100 miles east of los angeles, that sound, police helicopters you can hear them there as they took over the air today over the san bernardino mountains searching for annex-cop.
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christopher dorner has been the target of a search, live coverage straight ahead on that story. saying goodbye to a teen shot dead not far from her school. >> no matter what the devil tries to do! >> first lady michelle obama was on hand for the funeral, the 15-year-old honor student was killed a week after performing at president obama's inauguration. the pastor said she has become the face of the epidemic of violence in the u.s. boeing is warning that the investigation into the dreamliner jets may delay delivery of the 787s. they have had concerns over the jets batteries. but they are confident that the problems will be resolved but it could take several months.
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this weekend's blizzard had the potential to break severe weather records all over new england, while new york city and long island missed the big one, take a look at this snow bank. this is wallingford, connecticut and that is 44 inches of snow. at one point snow was coming down at 4-5 inches per hour. let me show you boston now. 21 inches of snow accumulated there. it's tapering off now as the storm heads to sea. but live now to boston, and cnn's jason carol. jason, the story that you are telling is a tragic one, this is emerging from the storm. a little boy who was just helping his dad shovel snow. what happened? >> well, like so many little boys and little girls that came out today to help their parents dig out from the snow. we saw it on this street, and that is how the day started for a father and his 12-year-old son. they headed out at 11:30 this
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afternoon, went to clear off the snow off the car. dig out the car, they got the passenger side free. the 12-year-old boy got cold like children do, he hopped in the car to stay warm. what the father did not know is that the tail pipe was clogged with snow, the boy became overcome with carbon monoxide, at a certain point, a firefighter who lives in the neighborhood, heard screams, he came out to see what was going on and he saw the father was in distress, he tried to help him, he looked over on the other side and saw a 25-year-old woman who happened to be a nurse giving the young boy cpr, at that.he describes what he saw next. >> ems, ems and fire were coming out with the boy at this point. and around this point, i got a good look at his face. eyes were rolled back in his head. i seen that look before.
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>> reporter: the nurse who was here on the scene could not help, paramedics could not help either. the boy was later pronounced dead at the hospital. the governor weighing in on the issue and boston's mayor weighing in saying quote the news of the tragic accident is a sad reminder that the danger of the storm is not over. our hearts good out to that family and their friends who are learning of this tremendously sad accident. and it's a reminder. as you can see from the street behind me here. so many cars still buried in snow. as you imagine, so many people will come out tomorrow like they did today to dig out the cars. this is a reminder that even though the storm has passed, there's potentially dangerous situations that still, that still exist if you are not careful. >> carbon monoxide, a very real threat. you may not have thought of it in that situation. a lot of times it's with people using alternative heats sources in the house. i'm wondering, i look behind you and i see just how the snow has built up in the road.
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were firefighters able to even get to the boy? >> reporter: well what is interesting, because octavious is himself a firefighter, he was able to call his local department and got them there almost immediately. so getting to the young boy was not the issue. of course the issue was the carbon monoxide, and it's one of those things they call it a sort of silent killer. because it's one of the things that you just don't think about. >> and just a matter of minutes, as i understand it. jason carol for us in boston t thank you. here is the blizzard by the numbers. the highest wind gust was clocked at massachusetts 83 miles an hour. that puts this blizzard in category one hurricane territory. limited airline services back. at one point during the storm, nearly 660,000 homes lost power. now, a fugitive excop is
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hiding in the san bernardino mountains and likelyi dealing with snow and cold. the police have been going door to door at the vacation homes seeing if he has sought shelter. his burning truck was found in the area three days ago. this was after he killed three people, including a police officer. we have the latest on the man hunt. paul, we start with you. you are in big bear lake. what can you tell us from your viewpoint there? >> reporter: well, we have just learned that the department of homeland security has advisories out. cnn has looked into this and while dorner does not have a pilot's license, the look out said that tsa has requested that the airports should cure unattended aircraft and check the i.d. of every pilot and passenger.
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we checked with the big bear lake airport and they say they know who is coming and going and they said quote, it is not a viable possibility, meaning that dorner got on a plane here and while we are on the subject of the air, you pointed out, they were able, after very bad weather conditions the past two days to get helicopters up and resume the search. of course, they are looking at all the snow for any fresh footprints and they say that tracking someone is easier in fresh snow than hardened ice over days and days. and then, that door to door search resumed, we saw teams of officers at one point there was two swat officers, and other officers, they were approaching doors, and knocking on doors, peeking in windows and making sure that nobody is in there. big bear is a vacation area, many of the homes are vacant, they are going house to house to
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make sure he is not hidden anywhere there. why is everything pointing to big bear still? that is the last include that we had at dorner. -- the last clue that we had at dorner. there was a release that said he has night vision goggles and a rifle. they are worried about the fact that he is believed to be well armed. he had bragged that he had a very powerful sniper rifle. >> and that he could have multiple weapons as well. let's bring in kasey, he is in l.a. there have been sightings of dorner, alleged sightings. it may or may not be him. we are talking las vegas to new mexico co, since authorities do not know yet wre is. how wide a net are they casting in the man hunt? >> well, you just talked about
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ilt, from as far away as las vegas where he had property to the mexican border, south of san diego is and that is where cnn found video of dorner taken on monday. earlier this week. now, you may recall that the first two victims of this killing spree that police say dorner is the main -- the only suspect in, were monica qwan and keith lawrence. the daughter of a former l.a.p.d. official. and keith lawrence her fiance. 12 hours after their murder was reported, this video was shot outside a business in national city california. it shows a pick up truck that police say was dorner's pickup truck, and it shows a man reassembling him getting out of the truck throwing several items in the dumpster behind the business. here is what the owner said happened when this was all
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discovered. >> when i came in, opened the shop, and business as usual, one of the employees went to throw the trash after he came back he came back with a clip, like a magazine full of bullets, about, and and military belt and a helmet. and he brought it to me, and said, what did you find? i find it in the back of the dumpster. now, ironically, that business owner, he had to do was walk across the street, the city's police station right across the street. scary to think he was across from a police station just hours after committing murder. now the temperatures, they are dropping dangerously low tonight across the northeast, and she is braving the elements, and he is dennis port massachusetts, we will be getting a live report from him ahead. [ indistinct shouting ]
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night has fallen on new england and what is left of the blizzard is blowing snow around to pa massachusetts shoreline, that is where we are standing by. i see, it almost looks like it's snowing, but you said it's blowing snow, this has been the case for you now, it calming down, the winds >> it is. i have been -- getting a ph.d.
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in weather. some of it's coming from the sky, and some of it is just blowing around. the storm is not fully gone. we are at the back end, the eastern part of cape cod, and i'm a bit in the eastern part of cape cod still has residual snow. i have been here for 30 hours or something like that. and in many cases, i have been having my back to the wind, the ground is icy. it's very, very cold. we are 22 degrees with a wind chill, it's colder. and the problem is, a number of people lost power sometime between 3:00 in the morning last night and again this morning. 6:00 or 7:00, after a day of having no power, the houses are cold. this morning we went to the local shelter. there are 15 people there, but 200 beds. now, we have just come back from a drive there in the last hour and it now has 165 people there. and more coming in on buses.
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the red cross is running it and the army national guard is helping to take pressure off of the local police and fire department, by bringing people to the shelters. the houses are getting cold and they are not getting repaired because the electricity is not getting repaired because the roads are not cleared yet. the snow has not fully stopped and the wind has not stopped completely. so the bucket crews cannot be in there fixing power lines. so that is the problem that we have tonight. it's cold, it's getting colder and a lot of people who prepared for a power outage may not be prepared for a power outage all the way through the cold night to tomorrow. that is the problem we have here. as the storm leaves new england and i want to tell you, it's not fully left new england, parts of eastern maine are under a blizzard watch and this is moved to novascotia, it's not that it went to sea and nobody is getting effected by it. it's still a deady storm for
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millions people. >> i hope that you can still fe feel your fingers and toes, although i have my doubts. >> reporter: it's cold, it's cold. >> it is. thank you. twh t -- when the storm was at its most severe, people took shelter in a place that was big enough to accommodate them. >> this walmart is an unlikely shelter but more than two dozen people came out here to camp out here, forced to abandon their cars. some people are still sleeping here. they have been here all night, all day. some just miles away from their home, but they cannot get there, because roads are not passable. one person that spept the night and day here, you left work at 3:30 and you thought you had time to get home friday. >> it took me four hours, i sat in front of a walmart trying to get through and the roads were
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not passable. >> you came in, this was supposed to be closed. the manager opened it up to people like you. what was it like here last night? >> well, i was happy to come into a warm place. i was soaking wet just from sitting out there and having to get in and out of the car to continually wipe off the snow. so were a lot of people. some chose to stay in their car and they came in for coffee and doughnuts that the store manager put out for us. and we were just happy to be indoors and not out there. >> you and are only a few miles from home. >> i'm two miles from here. yeah. >> not sure when you are getting there. >> nope, i was going to walk it today, but the fire men came and said the roads are very impassable and so i will stay put and as long as walmart will continue to host us and they have been very great. they equalled the american red cross. yeah. >> jean miller. thank you for your time. and some other people are saying, you know, they just
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don't know when they will be able to get home. >> mary snow for us on long island. to california now, searchers are trying to pick up the trail of a cop killer in the mountains of los angeles, new details of the training that chris dorner has had to show just how dangerous he really is. that is ahead. for over 75 years people ...with geico... ohhh...sorry!. director's voice: here we go. from the top. and action for over 75 years people have saved money with gecko so.... director's voice: cut it! ...what...what did i say? gecko? i said gecko? aw... for over 75 year...(laughs. but still trying to keep it contained)
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one person is hospitalized and another miss hadding after an explosion and fire at an industrial gas facility near houston. this happened this morning at the air liquid plant. 15-20 people were in the area when the blast occurred. no word on the cause. this is a plant that houses a mix of industrial gases th gase. a rocket attack killed five people and dozens of others wounded. it's now home to an exiled iranian group. no word on who was behind the
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attack. and the secret service is investigating who hacked into the bush family's e-mail. a spokeswoman for jeb bush's office called it an outrageous breach of privacy. we are starting to get a picture of how dangerous chris dorner may be. we obtained exclusive video of dorner as a police cadet, as you see, he stood out right away. >> reporter: l.a.p.d. cadet in 2005. >> what do you think watching this? considering what has happened? >> well, he is an expert with weapons. he is dangerous. >> this man spent months with him at the l.a.p.d. academy.
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we are altering his face and voice because he is fearful that dorner will go after him. >> if you look at chris of course you can see he is a bit of an expert, the way he watches, disarms. the shoot, almost no movement when he shoots the gun. and pop, nothing. >> he stood out. >> yeah, he stood out. he knew what he was doing. the l.a.p.d. will be going after one of their own former and he knows -- like i said, he knows what he is doing. he knows how to use everything. >> being a cop, do you think -- could you tell that it was important to him? >> yeah, i think it was very important to him. yeah. >> you could see it? >> yeah. >> even during the training? >> yeah. i think it's a 300 pound dumby and he does it easily. >> easily. this is 300 pounds. >> yeah. >> so this is a very strong man. not everything was easy for dorner. this man said he witnessed drill instructors picking on him for his weight and slow running.
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>> when i hear about how angry he is about the l.a.p.d., i think that fits to my experience with him. i could kind of, you know, that matches up when he says things about l.a.p.d., matches up to the way i think he had his experience through the l.a.p.d. especially the academy. >> this man never spoke to dorner but he never forgot the cadet. >> your thought was this man represents power? >> i didn't, exactly. i wanted to show, maybe put music and show that the l.a.p.d. is powerful and look at this powerful man handling this gun. >> is it frightening to think that the l.a.p.d. is now facing this man? >> yeah. yeah. i mean, this guy, he is no joke. >> and one police are taking very seriously. are c thmpt n los angeles. >> 15-year-old honor student has been remembered today. she was killed in a park near her school. first lady michelle obama
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attended the funeral. and we have more on the service and the first lady's visit. >> reporter: hi, the first lady traveled here because she and the president were heart broken to find of her passing. she wanted to come and offer sympathies to her loved ones. the first lady did not speak here, but she met before the service with the friends and classmates and had a private meeting with her family. the service was 3-1/2 hours long, and included speeches and remarks from a long list of her friends, classmates and teammates and family members. some of it quite emotional, let's listen to what her mother had to say. >> i don't know how hard this really is. and those of you that do know how hard this, i'm sorry. i'm sorry. no mother, no father should ever have to experience this. >> now this service was meant to be a celebration of the young
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girl's life. she was a young woman excited to go the college one day and perhaps major in juniorism. her parents want her death to be a part of the gun violence debate. he does not want a partisan approach to gun violence but a multi-facetted one. president obama wrote, no words from us can soothe your pain, but rest assured we will work as hard as we can to end the senseless violence. >> travel bans were put in effect well ahead of the blizzard in the northeast, a precaution to prevent people from getting trapped in their cars. but just how much good did that decision have?epressio drug and alcohol abuse is up.
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or treat gas with these after you get it. now that's like sunblock before or sun burn cream later. oh, somebody out there's saying, now i get it! take beano before and there'll be no gas. >> coming up on half past the hour now, let's look at the stories naking headlines this hour. we start with the search for a renegade ex-cop, clear skies allowed police to use helicopters in the mountains east of los angeles, christopher dorner's burned truck was found in the area two days ago. he has been the target of an intense man hunt after killing three people this this week in a vendetta against the l.a.p.d. and gaby giffords will
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attend the state of the union. giffords was critically injured in the has shooting in 2011. several is democrats have invited victims of gun violence to attract attention to the issue. and boeing added a test flight of the 787 dreamliner. it's the first since they were grounded. it flew around washington state, boeing warned that the investigation may delay delivery of new 787s. out of this world news from the mars rover, for the first time, the rover has used the drill to collect a sample from a rock. the rover will analyze the sample and it could hold evidence of a wet environment that dispieced long ago. the rover stumbled upon an area where water looked to have
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flowed. in the hours leading up to the blizzard, a travel ban was put in place. it was all in an effort, and this is what officials were saying, to keep people from getting trapped and dieing in their cars during the height of the storm. that is what happened during the blizzard of 1978, let's bring in chad myers. was it harsh? did it make a difference? >> i hope it made a difference, i do. if you go back and look at the tape of any show of the past three days, if the anchor asked me the question, what are you more concerned with? it will be that people will leave too late to get home and they will not be home and they will be stuck in their cars for 24 hours. that was my answer to wolf, to ashlee, any anchor that asked me that question. you know, people get stuck in cars. you have a bit of gas left, you use it to heat. things happen with carbon monoxi
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monoxide, like we saw in boston. >> that little boy. >> right, you go out to the car you have to clear the exhaust pipe. you are all by yourself, and you are us approximating firefighters, national guard and others in danger getting you. i am glad the governors did what they did. we had a fantastic forecast. >> compared to 1978, those computers were 48 hours in advance. four days for the european model. 48 hours on the forecast, we said, we could have had 24-inch snowfall. people were listening. it did not pop up on them. they could plan. >> and we hope it was part of that, it was common sense and they were heeding the warnings, that helps. >> i think part of it that it was the threat of 36 inches of snowfall somewhere and you would have no idea what to do wit and we still do not have an idea
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what to do. and it's still snowing on ali. >> that is right. thank you very much. and on the phone with me right now in boston is juliet, she is with the "boston globe" and so, first of all, are you safe where you are and what are the conditions like in your part of the city right now? >> we are safe, i'm in cambridge, massachusetts, we got close to 29 inches. i did not step outside for about 24 hours and did a lot of shoveling with neighbors today. so, all is good, the streets are cleared and we will juflt wait for things to get back to normal over the next 48 hours. >> i think you heard me talking to our meteorologist chad myers and you dealt with severe weather response and preparation. in your view how were logistics handled for this emergency? >> i think incredibly. i work in state government as well as the federal government.
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i do think there was something to having that kind of notice to the governors and the mayor. they sort of cancelled everything on friday. all of the kids were home and you could prep for it. the most important thing was the car ban. it was in effect for 24 hours. the cars are back on the road now. it got everyone off the road. it was taken seriously. the point is to say, this is a big deal. and -- and then you did not have the kind of accidents and i think chad was picking up on it too. what generally happens is people get in their cars and then they get in trouble and then they call first responders and then you have this this sort of domino effect and the first responders have to help them. and there was the rule in place, if you are in your car, you could get a $500 fine and up to one year in prison. no one thought that would happen, but just in case
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something horribly -- >> obviously, that says to people, it's just not worth it to be out in the snow if that is how harsh the punishment is going to be. the he other thing we should focus on is even though we are seeing the dramatic pictures, this is not over, right? there's still risk and there's people without power and that brings risk. >> we have 400,000 without power here in massachusetts. i think, everything should probably be back on line relatively soon. shelters are open. that is all good and i think to be anticipated i think the -- the harder part is we are a coastal state. we have a lot of snow that people are anticipating that the snow will go somewhere and temperatures are getting warmer. it will be a difficult couple of days and decisions will be made about getting people back in the cars and getting the cards back in school. it's not over in terms of getting rid of all the snow.
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>> you have seen the pictures, two, and three feet of snow on the ground, and that means a lot of people are spending this weekend cooped up, inside, but tles many ways to spend your time. and brett has suggestion ises on how to spend our time. let's start of course, first, with the newly micro-weather
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app, i have never heard about it. >> the best part is it's free. that is always nice. it will give you the weather right where you are. it knows right now that i'm at 9th avenue and 59th street. and it knows the weather. it's at least going to give you a good accurate forecast. i mean, no forecast will be perfect. so we will give them a pass on that. they had it right this morning that it would be sun issy skies. that will be something good to have. and what i like about having an app like that, especially when there's still storms that could be blowing through, you are going informed and know what is going on outside, even if your power goes out. it works on your smartphone. >> if you are in boston, brett, this next one, i read about this and wanted to talk about it. it's called the snow-ops viewer it's supposed to give you where snow plows are in real time. but here is the problem, let's
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bring it up. let's try to bring it up. this is the problem. it's down. i was thinking about this thing, it's uber for snow plows. >> and what a great idea, and i love it when cities try to take advantage of technology, we do it a lot in new york with 311, but a lot of people are trying to find out where the snow plows are, they are finding that even the snow plow website is stuck in the snow. >> that is too bad. it's a cool idea. >> it's a great idea. hopefully they will be able to get it up and running. two apps that you recommend. first, let's talk about what is so great about this? >> the reason i like crackle. it's a web -- it's a video streaming service for the web and there's an app and the videos are free. and there's no catch toyota, the catch only being that you have to sit through advertisements. they have a pretty good selection of movies, and tv shows, and it's an easy way to stay informed if you are stuck inside, it had will work on your smartphone and tablet, if your
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power goes out, you will not be left without any form of entertainment. they do have an app there for the iphone, so if that is how you are getting your sbriemt, that will work, be mindful of your data plan. you do not want to go over it, as it were and of course, all the snow. we have to go skiing, right? >> yeah, and especially because you have people in new england who have had bad snow seasons for the past couple of years now let's take advantage. >> exactly. so the snow and ski report, it's a free app, it's for the iphone. you go in, it knows where you are, it will tell you all ski resorts and it will tell you if they are open. that is important. but it will also tell you how much snow they have got, if the lifts and runs are open and something interesting, it monitors tweets each ski resort. maybe there are people there that are like, the lines are terrible, don't bother. stay in your car, go somewhere else. you will get that up to the
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minute twitter information. >> you are getting the unfiltered information from the people using the lifts and everything. >> exactly. exactly. people who are on the ground in the snow. kind of like ali, stuck out in the snow. maybe he should start tweeting about this. >> giving us the real intel, thank you, brett, that was fun. >> thanks for having me. >> from happy days to housewives and honey boo boo, my how the shows have changed.cien burial g. [ ghosts moaning ] surprise -- your car needs a new transmission. [ coyote howls ] how about no more surprises? now you can get all the online trading tools you need without any surprise fees. ♪ it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. i hate mondays. yeah, they're the worst. [ caribbean accent ] no worries, mon. every-ting will be alright.
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turn on your tv at any given moment and y and what you see is different than the years past. here now are the days of housewives and honey boo boo, is that what we have become in america. we take a look as part of the "i am america series." ♪ >> "happy days." "i love lucy." "leave it to beaver." classic images of american life. ♪ ♪ heaven, i'm in heaven >> but fast forward 40 or 50 years and what we are watching now paints a very different picture. >> guess what? >> mama. >> mommy will have another baby. >> from swiss family robinson, to the hunger games. and the real housewives are now more this than this.
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>> beaver, you made the football team, do you think you will get a letter? >> and don't assume you will find a more reserved america at the book store. last year's best seller, so-called mommy porn, "50 shades of grey." >> honey boo boo. >> hunger games. >> her comes honey boo boo. >> i can't wait to go to the pageant, because we are going to win it all. >> did america take a wrong turn after "heavy days". >> ♪ but where are the good old fashion values on which we used to rely". >> the golden age sitcoms the did not reflect the way the american society really was. what it reflected to annex tent is the way america thought it should be. what is the reality of america today? "home land."
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>> zero dark 30. >> it would be homeland. >> what showtime reflects is the paranoia that most of us feel having lived through september 11th. >> and we got the message that america still equals family. >> morn family. >> morn family. >> parenthood. >> got to be to modern family. >> it may just look a little different these days. >> what is happened really is television has caught up to human reality. >> perhaps so, but some of us believe that the real america is still to be found in a house in 1950s milwaukee. >> "happy days." it was a fun time, there was a sense of community, there was an innocence about it. >> cnn new york.
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>> basketball all star lebron james known for his great plays on the court, check out what he did with one lucky fan. how is this for a game of catch? ♪ let's face it. everyone has their own way of doing things. at university of phoenix we know learning is no different.
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>> on the eve of music's biggest night, we're bringing you a half-hour special on one of the world's hottest stars. she's earned 16 grammys and set a record for the female artist with the most wins in a single year. here's a preview of michelle turner's special report, "beyonce: finding her destiny." >> before she was the diva. before she was the queen bee, she was just beyonce jazell
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knowles, a little girl in suburb houston. hoping to get beyonce to come out of herschel, matthew and tina knowles sent their daughter to a dance studio. >> when you first saw her and she first came in, i mean, did you even notice her? >> what i did notice about her is that she's very shy. you would ask her what is your name? beyonce knowles. you could barely hear her. >> but on the dance floor -- >> beyonce would dance so hard sometimes her hat would come off because she was fierce. >> it was here that beyonce created her alter ego.
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but no knew beyonce had a secret. >> it blew me away. and i said sing it again. and she wouldn't sing it again because once again she was very quiet and very shy. i promised her a dollar and she sung it again. and i was floored. when her parents came to pick her up. i told them, she can sing. she can really sing. >> beyonce: finding her destiny, that's coming up at the top of the hour. that's followed by "white knee houston: her life, her music." it looks like one fan got a passing tip during the game between the miami heat and the l.a. clippers. the ball threw into the crowd. james nodded for that man to pass it back to him. and that fan right there, he looks pretty fired up by all of the attention.
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a adolfo was wearing james' number 6 jersey. a game changer is coming to the classic board game monopoly. in america today we're running out of a vital resource we need to compete on the global stage. what we need are people prepared for the careers of our new economy. by 2025 we could have 20 million jobs without enough college graduates to fill them. that's why at devry university, we're teaming up with companies like cisco to help make sure everyone's is ready with the know how we need for a new tomorrow. [ male announcer ] make sure america's ready. make sure you're ready. at
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is. >> just about all of us have played monopoly, right? but there's a big game changer coming. >> there's nothing ironic about the end of the iron. no more iron landing on park
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place. no more iron passing go and checking $200. the makers of monopoly are sending the iron to jail. and replacing it with this. the iron has been replaced by a cat. >> what? >> no, really? >> it's very tragic. >> she irons a lot. >> it's the toy maker hasbro's latest has been. the iron had the least support in an online vote. one guy even mistook it for -- >> a cuff link? >> reporter: among the replacement choices, a cat got the most vote. what do you expect with a facebook faceoff. the web is cat crazy. so the cat played the iron off. posted one up sporter. no, no, no, no you keep the ugly stupid boot and the stupid wheel borrow but you get rid of the
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iron? the totally functional iron? screw you, hasbro. does this thing got steam? will the scottie dog co-exist with the cat? this was all a big promotional stunt for monopoly. they even made the announcement on "the today show" with a larger than life size cat. >> we have it right here on the set. >> nice. congratulations, cat. >> hasbro gave the public five choices, guitar, helicopter, robot, ring, cat. but not everyone was content with those five choices. among the suggestions twinkie, predator drone, ar-15 a space monkey, ikea monkey, chris christie eating a doughnut and naturally, donald trump's hair. but instead of running through your fingers through that -- >> would you like to turp the iron? >> ur


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